By Ole Miss on
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought the van new and have had it over four years and put 75000 miles on it. I have had the power steering pump replaced once and it still groans and growls. The brakes grate and make noise, but always work. I've had them checked out, but they say they're alright. The van performs flawlessly otherwise. It really likes to go, and dare I say it is "fun" to drive. My teenager likes to drive it. I have a difficult time keeping it under 90mph. I drove the Sienna and it seemed under powered and soft. Gas mileage is good for a large vehicle at 21 city and 25 highway. Lots of room and with a whole lot of storage space make it a great car for traveling. I would buy it again.
Looks good (for a van) and fun to drive. Larger than the Sienna and better resale than American cars.
Fix the brakes, and power steering! It seems obvious to anyone who reads these that there's a problem.